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General Category => Word Games => Topic started by: whisky on June 07, 2021, 10:14:11 AM

Title: Timer ?
Post by: whisky on June 07, 2021, 10:14:11 AM
My personal goal when playing Chi is to:

Achieve the best count for the game.
Including the big word.
Within 10 minutes.

I don't always get to start the game, when it commences.

It might be handy, if it is not too difficult a task, to include a 'playing time' timer.

What say ye ?

Michael
Title: Re: Timer ?
Post by: les303 on June 07, 2021, 05:31:53 PM
I don't like your chances Michael.

A few years ago, i asked Alan to add a tiny icon on the scoreboard to highlight when a player has achieved a maven but his response was that the score board is already to cluttered.
Alan, i don't suppose that you might reconsider that request?

I think that it is easy enough for a player to time themselves.
And of course some players ( myself included ) will sometimes leave a game open for hours, only returning to it occasionally, perhaps during ad breaks on the telly, between completing chores around the home or between horse races.
Title: Re: Timer ?
Post by: Jacki on June 07, 2021, 08:14:49 PM
If I start a chi game at the turnover time, Iím often in front on common words till I get down to the last one or two and then I get a bit panicky! Sounds silly, doesnít it, and before I know it, Rhino has surged ahead with a rosette and however long later Iíll see SLOE or ELSE and finally get there!
We play a game in the family called Panic, where you have to name things with a buzzer going on in the background. Itís quite fun and thereís something about a timer that just ramps everything up a level or ten. Itís not everyoneís cup of tea but it could be fun for those who can hold their nerve!
Title: Re: Timer ?
Post by: Alan W on June 09, 2021, 03:43:45 PM
There have been a couple of previous discussions of similar ideas. See here (https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?topic=2068.msg43316#msg43316) and here (https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?topic=3010.msg50125#msg50125).

Possibly worth some further consideration.